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Introduction by Guillermo del Toro; Illustrated by Gris Grimly; written by Carlo Collodi

Tor Books

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ISBN10: 1250898390
ISBN13: 9781250898395

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224 Pages



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Once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto—who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio.

When the puppet comes to life, it's Geppetto's dream come true.

Except Pinocchio turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing mean tricks. As he discovers, being bad is much more fun than being good.

For a while, anyway.

Happily for Pinocchio, he will learn that there is much more to being a real boy than having fun.

A magical tale that has entertained children of all ages for more than a hundred years, this lavishly and gorgeously illustrated new edition is the perfect introduction of a timeless classic to a new generation of readers.

And that's no lie!


Praise for Pinocchio

“Gris Grimly's black-and-white drawings capture something of the tale's manic pace.”The New York Times

"It took one look at Gris's design for me to be convinced that . . . this was 'the' Pinocchio."—Guillermo del Toro

"Memorable . . . Will likely raise goosebumps.”Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Introduction by Guillermo del Toro; Illustrated by Gris Grimly; written by Carlo Collodi

Gris Grimly is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Cockatrice Boy by Joan Aiken and A Collection of Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in Los Angeles. Grimly's illustrations for Carlo Collodi's classic Pinocchio inspired Guillermo del Toro's designs in his animated adaptation.

Guillermo del Toro is a filmmaker, director, and author, known for dark fantasy and fairy-tale inspired works including The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth. In 2023, del Toro won best animated feature, his third Academy Award, with his adaption of Pinocchio.

Carlo Collodi is the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini. Born in 1826, he worked as a journalist before publishing The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1883. Translated into more than ninety languages, Pinocchio has never been out of print.